According to the Spetsstal Association, in January-October Russia increased rolled stainless steel output by 2.9% YoY, to 64.55 thousand tons. Bars were responsible for the increase, having grown by 18.6%. Other metal types manufacture decreased: hot-rolled flat metal – by 10.6%, pipes billets – by 13.3% and cold-rolled flat metal by 22%. The main stainless…Details
In November Ukraine produced 2.775 million tons of coal, or 99% of the plan. This was reported by the Coal Miners Union of Ukraine with reference to the data provided by the Energy and Coal Industry Ministry. In particular, mines subordinated to the Energy and Coal Industry Ministry produced 332,543 tons of coal, or 87.1%…Details
In January-October Armenia decreased metal output by 2.7% YoY as opposed to the growth of 12% last year. In particular, ferromolybdenum manufacture grew by 4%, to 5744 tons, with 758 tons produced in October, up by 2.8% MoM. Molybdenum output increased by 1.5%, to 9346 tons, with 1006 tons produced in October, up by 21.6%.…Details
The city of Magnitogorsk hosted a meeting of the coordination board of MMK and Uraltrubprom. The parties summed up the results of the January-October operation and agreed to further strengthen cooperation. In particular, it was decided to start producing welding wire at MMK-Metiz according to Uraltrubprom specifications. Uraltrubprom is one of the key consumers of…Details
NTZ TEMPO has mastered the manufacture of steel electric-welded pipes with the diameter of up to 630 mm. But soon the Russian market will also see pipes with the diameter of up to 720 mm. The pipes will be produced at the mill commissioned in summer. The capacity of the mill is 8-10 thousand tons…Details
In January-November Azovstal increased rolled metal output by 0.8% YoY, to 3.53 million tons. Steel manufacture dropped by 5.6%, to 3.724 million tons, and that of pig iron – by 1.7%, to 3.407 million tons. In November Azovstal produced 256 thousand tons of rolled metal, 300 thousand tons of steel and 258 thousand tons of…Details
In accordance with the order of the General Director of PJSC MMK, some appointments have been made. In particular, Sergey Ushakov, who previously held the position of Deputy General Director for Production, was appointed Deputy General Director for Sales of PJSC MMK. Oleg Shiryaev, who previously held the position of Director of OJSC MMK-METIZ (Magnitogorsk…Details
The quotas to deliver metal products to the European Union countries have been 42-89% fulfilled. As of November 30 EU received 2.137 million tons of hot-rolled metal (50.06% of quota used). The quota for the delivery of cold-rolled metal has been 42.54% fulfilled (561 thousand tons), plate – 48.81% (704 thousand tons), rebars – 75.91%…Details
In October world pig iron manufacture increased by 7.66% YoY, to 107.287 million tons.
China was still the largest manufacturer with 67.736 million tons of pig iron, up by 12.86% YoY.
Ukraine retained the 9th place with 1.785 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)
Precious metal prices varied in Azerbaijan on December 3, according to the data published by the Central Bank. The price of gold increased by 0.7055 manats, to 2,083.2735 manats per ounce on December 3 compared to the price on November 30. The price of silver decreased by 0.0258 manats, to 24.342 manats per ounce. The…Details
Vysochaishiy has received a license to use the Svetlovodskoye ore filed. The company has paid 697.44 million rubles to use the field ahead of schedule. R1 reserves are estimated at 61 tons, and R2 – at 59 tons. The average gold content is 2 g per ton. The size of the site is 40 square…Details
Chernogorsky pit was the first of SUEK enterprises in the Republic of Khakasia to fulfill its annual target.
Since the start of the year the pit has yielded over 7 million tons of coal.
Investments in 2013-2017 totaled 6.85 billion rubles, and in Q1-Q3 2018 – 1.3 billion rubles. (Ukrainian metal)
The undistributed fund of the Zabaikalye region has coal worth some 5.5 trillion rubles. Development of these deposits could attract 116 billion rubles and create 2.6 thousand jobs. There are also ongoing projects worth 4 trillion rubles. Investments in them are estimated at 7.4 billion rubles. Moreover, the region has 258 sites with gold and…Details
The Russian government has decided to decrease the rare-earth metals ore mining tax. According to the chairman of the government Dmitry Medvedev, this will stimulate the mining of rare-earth metals. The tax is proposed to be decreased from 8% to 4.8%. “Some types of rare-earth metals are of strategic importance. But the development of their…Details
Members of the parliament Andrey Lugovoy, Irina Guseva, Sergey Kryuchek and Boris Paykin have submitted to the State Duma the draft bill to limit cash payments when accepting scrap of ferrous and non-ferrous metals from the population. The document provides for the mandatory non-cash payment when the scrap valued over 10 thousand rubles is purchased.…Details
The State Service for Combating Economic Crimes of Kyrgyzstan detected two companies in Osh region that illegally mined and exported antimony to China, press service of the agency reported. According to it, U.T. and K. Company in 2017 and from January 1 to June 30 exported 1,764 tons of antimony ore and concentrate to the…Details
In January-November East Mining Company extracted 7 million tons of coal, or 90% of the annual target. This year the company intends to sell over 8 million tons. This will set new records on mining and shipping coal for Solntsevsky Coal Pit and Coal Seaport of Shakhtersk in the Sakhalin region. ECM is the largest…Details
In January-October the Republic of Buryatia extracted 4756.3 kg of gold.
Ore gold accounted for 2806.9 kg.
Alluvial gold output totaled 1949.4 kg.
Last year the region extracted 5678 kg of gold, including 3610 kg of ore gold. (Ukrainian metal)
The Oscol Electrometallurgical Works has commissioned a new machine of water descaling. Investment into the machine, assembled at the mill-350 in the bar-rolling shop No. 2, totaled 180 million rubles. “The project has been carried out under the program to improve SBQ (special bar quality) quality. The new machine will greatly increase our product portfolio…Details
In case there are delays when passing the Kerch Strait, the Metinvest will reroute its logistics to the Black Sea ports. “Of course, the payment for railroad transportation will result in additional expenses, but Metinvest will save on increased cargo volume”, the company said. On November 26 and 27 two vessels carrying Metinvest cargo to…Details
In January-October Ukrainian by-product coke plants increased 6% moisture coke manufacture by 4.7% YoY, to 8.986 million tons. According to Ukrkoks, in October output was 952 thousand tons, up from 878 thousand tons in September. The output growth is due to the slight increase in pig iron manufacture. In 2019 Ukraine is expected to increase…Details
In October Russia produced 4.3 million tons of pig iron, down by 0.7% YoY (4.17 million tons in September). In 10 months pig iron output totaled 43.138 million tons, up by 0.4% YoY. Ukraine, no longer a part of CIS, decreased pig iron output by 0.2% YoY, to 1.785 million tons in October (1.667 million…Details
In January-September DTEK received 3.395 billion UAH of net profit, including 2.009 billion UAH of net loss in Q3. In particular, the financial results were influenced by the decrease of the hryvnia exchange rate. The loss of currency exchange rate difference totals 0.6 billion UAH. The company income was 119.812 billion UAH in 9 months,…Details
Energomashspetsstal has won a tender to supply 377 tons of rolls to Zaporizhstal. According to the company statement, the new agreement was signed following the tender held in November. Next year EMSS will produce 16 vertical and back up rolls for cold- and hot-rolling mills. The rolls will be shipped by installments according to the…Details